Mirabai Parnall


Features Writer

Berkeley Copwatch Investigates Possible BPD Arrest Quota


In November of 2022, recently fired Berkeley Police Department officer Corey Shedoudy leaked a series of texts from the BPD Bike Task Force. These texts included officers joking about a hypothetical disease that could wipe out the homeless population in Berkeley and alluded to a possible arrest quota that had been established within the

‘Nobody knows these things’: The bureaucratic and mental process of filing a Title IX report in BUSD


“Even though the process is not the friendliest, there is a benefit to reporting,” said Jasmina Viteskic, the Title IX Coordinator for Berkeley Unified School District.

An old photo of two Black students at desks, talking

No peace for powerless people: The activism that shaped the African American Studies Department


“Student activism. I think that is something really beautiful, and is what shaped this department.” said Dawn Williams, or “Doc Dub,” a teacher at Berkeley High School.

Protestors camp-out in front of Westlake Middle School on February 13.

‘No, the F**k They Won’t:’ Locals Fight OUSD Closures


On January 25, 2022, Maurice André San-Chez, a chorus teacher at Westlake Middle School, awoke to a list leaked by Mike Hutchinson, School Board District 5 Director.

Teachers Laroia-Nguyen, Gorrin, Matsumoto, and Jacob.

The Reality for Nonbinary Teachers at BHS


“I have never felt fully safe on campus in all my years here,” said nonbinary special education teacher Jacob, who does not use their last name except in a legal context.